WHEN DOING YOUR HAIR AT HOME IT’S ALWAYS HARD TO GET THE SAME RESULTS
AS WHEN YOU GET YOUR HAIR DONE AT THE SALON.
Well, we’re here to help. Throughout this, we will talk about what shampoo is best for your hair type and the dos and don’ts of washing your hair.
We all know everyone’s hair is different, but hopefully, with our help, you will be able to find new ways to manage and style your hair.
Tips for thin, thick, curly, coloured, dry and oily hair. All things that stylists know passed on to you, so you can get the same results as we do.
Thin hair: The best shampoo for finer hair is volume shampoo. Volumizing shampoo has ingredients such as thickening resins, what this does when applied to the hair is it attaches to each strand of hair and is engineered not to rinse out, when the hair is dried it gives the hair a temporary thicker feel. Some finer hair can get oilier quicker to avoid this use dry shampoo in-between washes and dryer products such as salt spray and dry texture sprays. Using the salt spray on wet hair to get the full effect of the product and the dry texture spray on dry hair at the root adds an extra boost. When drying your hair with a hair dryer tipping your head upside down, by doing this it pushes the hair follicle upwards adding volume around the root. finishing with a larger round brush to smooth the ends of your hair
Thick hair: With thick hair comes struggles, ensuring it’s properly cleaned and having the time to dry and style it. Here are a few things that might help, starting with the right shampoo for you- from a hair stylist’s knowledge a clarifying shampoo which is strong enough to get through the volume of hair and the natural oils that come through depending on how often you wash your hair. Thicker hair doesn’t generally need washing as often as finer hair would. Once a week should be enough, it’s the washing routine that matters. Starting with a clarifying shampoo work it into the scalp area for around 3-5 minutes, rinsing and doing the second shampoo this should emulsify more if it doesn’t then you may need a third shampoo, finishing with a really moisturising conditioner, working it through the ends and combing it upwards and rinsing it out thoroughly. When coming to towel dry your hair squeezing the hair rather than rubbing through the towel is best, this reduces frizz and keeps the hair’s cuticle smooth. After wrapping it in a towel to soak up the moisture, 30 minutes after your hair is in a towel apply products such as Smoothing cream, oils, heat protector and leave-in conditioner. Drying the hair with a hairdryer and keeping the air flow pointing down will keep the hair from knotting and keep the cuticle smooth, when the hair is around 80% dry use a flat brush smooth it out with the hairdryer and once dry, style it with your heated appliance. Finishing with oil to keep the moisture in your hair and smooth out any unwanted frizz. Add in dry shampoo as needed until the next wash is due.
Curly hair: Moisture, moisture, moisture… this is the right shampoo for girls with curly hair. It is a well-known fact that curly hair is naturally drier than straight hair. So, moisture shampoo is what you need. Washing your hair as erratic as possible because your natural oils have a significant role in keeping your hair hydrated. When it comes to wash day concentrate on the root area and leave the ends as they will be the driest part of your hair, shampooing your hair twice, condition the ends and doing a deep conditioning treatment at least once every two weeks allowing time to leave this on for at least 10 minutes so it can work into your hair. Brushing your hair when wet to avoid frizz and unwanted breakage, products that will work best for curly hair all contain moisture, and oils. curl creams, leave-in conditioners and heat protection- even if you’re not putting heat on your hair this is a vital product for all hair types. When all products that you have used are in your hair, brush them through and scrunch, twist and allow to air dry, this is the best way to dry naturally curly hair as the heat and airflow from a hairdryer causes frizz.
Coloured hair: Blonde, brown, copper or blue any coloured hair requires a good shampoo, starting with a repair shampoo which has the capability to add hydration and moisture. Which your hair needs for strength and flexibility. Repair shampoo doesn’t just work on your hair it works for your scalp, as well as nourishing and refreshing it. When it comes to buying shampoo for coloured hair there are a lot of things that you need to look out for on the bottles, paraben-free, sulphate-free, SLS/SLES-free, colour-safe, pH balanced. All these things can have an effect on coloured hair, either making it feel dry or stripping the colour out quicker than expected. But knowing these things will help when it comes to buying your next lot of shampoo and conditioner. When it comes to your hair-washing routine, it’s best to avoid washing your hair too often, twice a week is generally recommended for coloured hair, if you need or like to wash your hair more regularly using a good treatment mask is always advised. Washing with two shampoos to ensure your hair is clean and conditioning the ends combing through and leaving it on for 3-5 minutes, when doing this the benefits will make you want to leave it on for longer. When drying your hair, allow to towel dry for as long as possible to reduce the heat time on your hair. You should use oil, leave-in conditioner, heat protection, protein spray and shine spray to finish. These products will add moisture, reduce frizz help the hair to gain strength and add shine. Apply when the hair is damp and reapply the heat protection and shine spray when the hair is dry and styled.
Dry hair: If you find that your hair is naturally dry, there might be other things that are affecting this. It can be down to environmental factors, excess heat or just the wrong products being used on your hair. It’s hard to know what to use if you don’t know what hair type you have, hopefully, this helps. Starting off by using a shampoo that is pH balanced, reduces frizz, dryness, prevents breakage and tangling all while keeping the cuticle closed, pH balanced shampoos are suitable for the fact they don’t strip all the natural oils from the hair and scalp. Once doing this using a treatment for dry hair is another thing we would recommend, the conditioning stage of washing hair is important as it closes down the cuticle which might help your hair feel softer. Always rinse your conditioner out with cooler water as this will also help close the cuticle. Products that will help with moisturising your hair are oils, leave-in conditioners, heat protection, blow-drying sprays and multi-purpose hair creams. using these on wet hair and blow-drying them in, making sure you use the hair dryer with the air flowing downwards so it doesn’t rough up the cuticle, smoothing over ends with a round brush with the hairdryer over the brush to help seal the hair. Reapplying oil to the ends of your hair for added moisture.
oily hair: There is nothing worse than having to wash your hair every day, finding a shampoo that works for you is key. oily hair comes from an over productive sebaceous gland, this is something everyone has, some just work quicker than others. It is something that you can manage using scalp exfoliators and using the correct shampoo such as tea tree. Tea tree shampoo has antifungal and antimicrobial properties, which help wash away dead skin cells, excess oils and chemical buildup. When hair wash day comes avoid using too much conditioner and only apply a small amount through the ends. Having oily hair comes with benefits, the natural oils that are produced are the best for your hair so before you start shampooing brush your hair for 10 minutes to work them through for the best hydration. Once you have washed your hair use minimal products and products that don’t have too much moisture. this might be adding to the fact your hair is overly oily. Using salt sprays and dry texture sprays to soak up oils from the scalp, dry shampoo is always a good thing to add as soon as you have washed and dried your hair, doing this allows the product to absorb the oils as soon as they start coming through. This might mean you get an extra day where you don’t have to wash your hair.